While U.S. Army soldier William Jazwinski was driving down the road one morning, the flash of police lights told him he needed to pull over.
According to Jazwinski, the exchange that took place between him and the police officer is completely unexpected. After the officer approached his vehicle, William stated “Good morning officer, Was I speeding?”
The police officer replied “No, not speeding. Just wanted to stop you and say thank you for your service.”
Confused at first, Jazwinski remembered that he had a military bumper sticker on his vehicle.
Jazwinski, who had served a 15 month deployment to Iraq, did not expect what came next. The police officer had a son who had also went to Iraq, though he did not make it back.
According to Jazwinski, the police officer stated: “Do you mind stepping out and receiving a hug? You remind me of my son.” According to William, the police officer told him that he was reminded of his son so much he was told “I thought you were him. I still don’t believe it most days hes gone.”
From there, Jazwinski got out and hugged the officer. When detailing the account of what transpired in a Facebook post, the soldier recalls “I got out and hugged that man. I’m talking about for a minute or two of crying. Down to our knees crying. I needed that.”